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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Annual (free) Costco Cookbook


    Just a reminder. The day after Thanksgiving is the day that the
    annual Costco cookbook is given out (free) at all Costco stores.
    Sometimes they have some left over to give out the next day as well.
    Now I know you all are saying you're not crazy enough to go to Costco
    on the day after Thanksgiving. In my city, I've found it to be a
    haven of rest and tranquility for shopping because Costco doesn't have
    'sales.' All the frenzied shopping is taking place elsewhere in town.
    Anyway, the cookbook is soft cover, 8.5 x 11, about 1/2 inch thick,
    glossy pages with a photo for each recipe. The recipes are provided
    by their various suppliers, so you will see recipes for pomegranates,
    fish, cheeses, wine, grapes, rice, pasta -- you get the idea. If you
    just don't want to go there to get one, I believe that all of their
    cookbooks are available online.

    Janet US

  2. #2
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On 11/16/11 4:36 PM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    > Just a reminder. The day after Thanksgiving is the day that the
    > annual Costco cookbook is given out (free) at all Costco stores.
    > Sometimes they have some left over to give out the next day as well.
    > Now I know you all are saying you're not crazy enough to go to Costco
    > on the day after Thanksgiving. In my city, I've found it to be a
    > haven of rest and tranquility for shopping because Costco doesn't have
    > 'sales.' All the frenzied shopping is taking place elsewhere in town.
    > Anyway, the cookbook is soft cover, 8.5 x 11, about 1/2 inch thick,
    > glossy pages with a photo for each recipe. The recipes are provided
    > by their various suppliers, so you will see recipes for pomegranates,
    > fish, cheeses, wine, grapes, rice, pasta -- you get the idea. If you
    > just don't want to go there to get one, I believe that all of their
    > cookbooks are available online.
    >
    > Janet US


    Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    from what I've heard.

  3. #3
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:

    > Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    > and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    > to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    > from what I've heard.


    They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.

    nancy


  4. #4
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:36:54 PM UTC-7, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > Just a reminder. The day after Thanksgiving is the day that the
    > annual Costco cookbook is given out (free) at all Costco stores.
    > Sometimes they have some left over to give out the next day as well.
    > Now I know you all are saying you're not crazy enough to go to Costco
    > on the day after Thanksgiving. In my city, I've found it to be a
    > haven of rest and tranquility for shopping because Costco doesn't have
    > 'sales.' All the frenzied shopping is taking place elsewhere in town.
    > Anyway, the cookbook is soft cover, 8.5 x 11, about 1/2 inch thick,
    > glossy pages with a photo for each recipe. The recipes are provided
    > by their various suppliers, so you will see recipes for pomegranates,
    > fish, cheeses, wine, grapes, rice, pasta -- you get the idea. If you
    > just don't want to go there to get one, I believe that all of their
    > cookbooks are available online.
    >
    > Janet US


    Many years worth actually in pdf. format.

    They look quite interesting...Thanks.

    ==

  5. #5
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:58 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:

    >On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >
    >> Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    >> and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    >> to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    >> from what I've heard.

    >
    >They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    >make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.
    >
    >nancy

    Right. That's a no brainer ) But I bet they have Demo Dollies at
    every turn in the store.
    Janet US

  6. #6
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On 11/17/2011 9:52 AM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:58 -0500, Nancy Young<email@replyto> wrote:
    >
    >> On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >>
    >>> Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    >>> and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    >>> to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    >>> from what I've heard.

    >>
    >> They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    >> make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.


    > Right. That's a no brainer ) But I bet they have Demo Dollies at
    > every turn in the store.


    I bet they do! (laugh) And some might see that as a plus. I see
    traffic jams of people mesmerized by free chicken ravioli bites.

    I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    stay away from the stations.

    nancy

  7. #7
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:17 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:

    >On 11/17/2011 9:52 AM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:58 -0500, Nancy Young<email@replyto> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    >>>> and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    >>>> to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    >>>> from what I've heard.
    >>>
    >>> They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    >>> make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.

    >
    >> Right. That's a no brainer ) But I bet they have Demo Dollies at
    >> every turn in the store.

    >
    >I bet they do! (laugh) And some might see that as a plus. I see
    >traffic jams of people mesmerized by free chicken ravioli bites.
    >
    >I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    >stay away from the stations.
    >
    >nancy


    I remember the old days when they used to demo the steak. Big chunks
    of medium rare steak, lightly salted. At dinner time that was a real
    plus. I generally try the things they demo unless the item is really
    outside of what we would normally eat. I tried the Kirkland "mayo"
    and I now buy it regularly.
    Janet US

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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? Lee
    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:17 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    >
    >>On 11/17/2011 9:52 AM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:58 -0500, Nancy Young<email@replyto> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    >>>>> and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there
    >>>>> today
    >>>>> to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station
    >>>>> there
    >>>>> from what I've heard.
    >>>>
    >>>> They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    >>>> make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.

    >>
    >>> Right. That's a no brainer ) But I bet they have Demo Dollies at
    >>> every turn in the store.

    >>
    >>I bet they do! (laugh) And some might see that as a plus. I see
    >>traffic jams of people mesmerized by free chicken ravioli bites.
    >>
    >>I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    >>stay away from the stations.
    >>
    >>nancy

    >
    > I remember the old days when they used to demo the steak. Big chunks
    > of medium rare steak, lightly salted. At dinner time that was a real
    > plus. I generally try the things they demo unless the item is really
    > outside of what we would normally eat. I tried the Kirkland "mayo"
    > and I now buy it regularly.
    > Janet US




  9. #9
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? Lee


    you can see them here:
    http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition

    but, they are HTM documents, seems to be useful only for viewing on line. I
    find this layout a PITA - why not just a simple PDF file? Sometimes web
    jocks are just too cute for their own good. I guess you could download page
    by page - good luck with that.

    anybody find a better way here?

    are these cookbooks any good?



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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? Lee


    you can see them here:
    http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition

    you can download them as a PDF file by clicking the download link at the top
    right.

    are these cookbooks any good?



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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On 11/17/2011 10:23 AM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:17 -0500, Nancy Young<email@replyto> wrote:


    >> I bet they do! (laugh) And some might see that as a plus. I see
    >> traffic jams of people mesmerized by free chicken ravioli bites.
    >>
    >> I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    >> stay away from the stations.


    > I remember the old days when they used to demo the steak.


    Wow!

    > Big chunks
    > of medium rare steak, lightly salted. At dinner time that was a real
    > plus. I generally try the things they demo unless the item is really
    > outside of what we would normally eat.


    I have bought demo items on occasion, I don't mean to sound like
    I'm against them. Only if there isn't a crowd and like you, only
    if it's something I'd consider buying. I've bought cheese, crab dip,
    even that chicken ravioli.

    >I tried the Kirkland "mayo" and I now buy it regularly.


    I've been waiting for Jean B to show up, I wanted to report back
    that I opened the Kirkland mayo, and if you like the Hellmann's,
    you'll like it.

    Funny, I just bought some yesterday. There is a coupon for the
    Hellmann's this month so I wanted to see if the price was
    comparable with the coupon. Unfortunately there was a demo dolly
    right there and I couldn't really see the Hellmann's price and I
    picked up a Kirkland anyway.

    At checkout the "bagger" saw the mayo and asked Is this as good
    as Hellmann's? I said Yeah, you won't be disappointed. Then
    she said I just don't understand people who use Miracle Whip!
    Right? I said, What's up with that? (laughing) Stay away from
    people like that!

    nancy


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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:44:04 -0800, "Pico Rico"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? Lee

    >
    >you can see them here:
    >http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition
    >
    >you can download them as a PDF file by clicking the download link at the top
    >right.
    >
    >are these cookbooks any good?
    >

    I never find a whole cookbook to my liking. Generally I find a couple
    of recipes that I use and the rest goes into my head as ideas to be
    used in the future. Other people may have different expectations for
    a cookbook. FWIW
    Janet US

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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    thanks, i am not sure i will be able to read them, my screen reader does not
    like pdf files and the pdf reader i currently have, but i've just aquired a
    new pdf reader that swears it will work with the s/r... we shall see...
    failing that i will send the link to my friend who will tell me what recipes
    are in there we share recipes a lot, again, thanks,

    Lee
    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:44:04 -0800, "Pico Rico"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>> did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? Lee

    >>
    >>you can see them here:
    >>http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition
    >>
    >>you can download them as a PDF file by clicking the download link at the
    >>top
    >>right.
    >>
    >>are these cookbooks any good?
    >>

    > I never find a whole cookbook to my liking. Generally I find a couple
    > of recipes that I use and the rest goes into my head as ideas to be
    > used in the future. Other people may have different expectations for
    > a cookbook. FWIW
    > Janet US




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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:56:03 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    snip
    Kirkland mayo, and if you like the Hellmann's,
    >you'll like it.
    >
    >Funny, I just bought some yesterday. There is a coupon for the
    >Hellmann's this month so I wanted to see if the price was
    >comparable with the coupon. Unfortunately there was a demo dolly
    >right there and I couldn't really see the Hellmann's price and I
    >picked up a Kirkland anyway.
    >

    snip
    >nancy


    There is a 2 or 3 dollar difference. I can't remember the exact price
    right now, but last spring when there was a Hellmann's coupon I was
    going to use, I compared price and I've been buying Kirkland ever
    since. It isn't often that you see that kind of savings without
    having to accept second best.
    Janet US

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    Lucille Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Nov 16, 4:36*pm, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > Just a reminder. *The day after Thanksgiving is the day that the
    > annual Costco cookbook is given out (free) at all Costco stores.
    > Sometimes they have some left over to give out the next day as well.
    > Now I know you all are saying you're not crazy enough to go to Costco
    > on the day after Thanksgiving. *In my city, I've found it to be a
    > haven of rest and tranquility for shopping because Costco doesn't have
    > 'sales.' *All the frenzied shopping is taking place elsewhere in town.
    > Anyway, the cookbook is soft cover, 8.5 x 11, about 1/2 inch thick,
    > glossy pages with a photo for each recipe. *The recipes are provided
    > by their various suppliers, so you will see recipes for pomegranates,
    > fish, cheeses, wine, grapes, rice, pasta -- you get the idea. *If you
    > just don't want to go there to get one, I believe that all of their
    > cookbooks are available online.
    >
    > Janet US


    You can get them all here online.
    http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition

    Lucille


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    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:23:00 -0700, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:17 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    >


    >>
    >>I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    >>stay away from the stations.
    >>
    >>nancy

    >
    >I remember the old days when they used to demo the steak. Big chunks
    >of medium rare steak, lightly salted. At dinner time that was a real
    >plus. I generally try the things they demo unless the item is really
    >outside of what we would normally eat. I tried the Kirkland "mayo"
    >and I now buy it regularly.
    >Janet US



    We joke about going to Costco to have lunch. Still, I am quite
    selective about what I try. I have tasted too many "spit it back in
    the cup" things over the years.

    Boron

  17. #17
    Lucille Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Nov 17, 10:44*am, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "Storrmmee" <rgr...@consolidated.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > did i misunderstand or are the cookbooks on line for free download? *Lee

    >
    > you can see them here:http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition
    >
    > you can download them as a PDF file by clicking the download link at the top
    > right.
    >
    > are these cookbooks any good?


    Thanks for that information. I just downloaded all of them.
    I didn't know we could download this type of ebooks.

    Lucille


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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    we have rules of a sort, things we already are pretty sure we will like but
    haven't really tried from costco, and things that are completely new to both
    of us, this is a very small catagory... if it looks/sounds spicey i try it
    and determin if dh will want to taste, mostly not, a bunch of their prefab
    items seem to be tastey and good quality for what they are but simply too
    spiced/hot for the dh to enjoy, Lee
    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:23:00 -0700, Janet Bostwick
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:17 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    >>

    >
    >>>
    >>>I'm generally not in a Costco on the big sample days, and I try to
    >>>stay away from the stations.
    >>>
    >>>nancy

    >>
    >>I remember the old days when they used to demo the steak. Big chunks
    >>of medium rare steak, lightly salted. At dinner time that was a real
    >>plus. I generally try the things they demo unless the item is really
    >>outside of what we would normally eat. I tried the Kirkland "mayo"
    >>and I now buy it regularly.
    >>Janet US

    >
    >
    > We joke about going to Costco to have lunch. Still, I am quite
    > selective about what I try. I have tasted too many "spit it back in
    > the cup" things over the years.
    >
    > Boron




  19. #19
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:44:43 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:36:54 -0700, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> If you
    >> just don't want to go there to get one, I believe that all of their
    >> cookbooks are available online.

    >
    >Previous editions (left side of page):
    >http://shop.costco.com/About/Costco-...Online-Edition
    >
    >I downloaded last year's and here's what it says in the forward:
    >
    >"This is the ninth year we have created a cookbook designed to
    >showcase the exciting array of foods sold at Costco. As with the last
    >six books, Smart Cooking The Costco Way will be handed out to members
    >on a first-come,first-served basis the weekend after Thanksgiving as a
    >token of our appreciation for their membership"
    >
    >So I guess that could include Black Friday depending on your
    >interpretation of "weekend".
    >
    >-sw

    I've always gotten mine on the Friday.
    Janet US

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Annual (free) Costco Cookbook

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:52:54 -0700, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:58 -0500, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    >
    > >On 11/16/2011 5:53 PM, Goomba wrote:
    > >
    > >> Interesting. Costco opened up today in my area and while I went ahead
    > >> and joined ahead of time online, I just didn't make it over there today
    > >> to scope it out. Everyone is very excited to have the gas station there
    > >> from what I've heard.

    > >
    > >They have nice gas stations. Having said that, wild horses couldn't
    > >make me go to a new Costco for at least the first week.
    > >
    > >nancy

    > Right. That's a no brainer ) But I bet they have Demo Dollies at
    > every turn in the store.


    Now really, is that *such* a bad thing? It's not like they're out
    there collaring you - they have too many people standing around
    looking for a free handout as it is.


    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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